Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. Student in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin (Current Student)
B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin (2017)
B.S. in Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin (2017)
- Rivera, Javier. “Javier Rivera on ‘Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality.’” Review of Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality, by Gloria Anzaldúa. AnaLouise Keating ed. E3W Review of Books Vol. 19, 1 Mar. 2019.
- Hackett, Robin and Javier Rivera. “Free Speech and Academic Freedom in the Era of the Alt-Right.” Submitted to Radical Teacher, Dec. 2019.
Teaching and Facilitation
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2019-2020 Academic Year. Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Fall 2019: MAS 301 Introduction to Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. Spring 2020: MAS 316/HIS 314K History of Mexican Americans in the U.S.
- Guest Lecture, “Latinx Digital (Counter)Publics and Memetic Productions.” Lesson given to MAS 301: Introduction to Mexican American and Latina/o/x Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Nov. 13th, 2019.
- Pedagogical Coursework, AFR 398T – Supervised Teaching in African and African Diaspora Studies, Fall 2019.
- Program Facilitation, “Mediating Masculinities: Can Media Help Disrupt Harmful Masculinities?” Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. April 2019.
- Facilitation, “I Like, LIKE You.” Theatre for Dialogue, Voices Against Violence, UT Austin, 2015-2016 Academic Year
- “Toxic Pharmacologies: Race and Gender Among the Men of Color of the Involuntary Celibate Online Community.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference 2020. Denver, Colorado. April 2020.
- “Performing Whiteness on YouTube: Microcelebrity Practices and the Ambivalent Affordances of Genetic Ancestry Tests.” On-Stage, Off-Stage: Body, Archive, and Performance. 16th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, February 2020, Austin, Texas. Unpublished conference paper. The University of Texas at Austin.
- “Networking Whiteness: (Re)Branding Race, Microcelebrity, and Digital White Supremacy.” Consuming Fictions Graduate Student Conference, May 2019, Austin, Texas. Unpublished symposium paper. The University of Texas at Austin.
- Sensing Methods. Digital Field Methods Institute. The Digital Writing and Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. July 2019.
- Poster Presentation, “Reimagining Gender: Aztec Moon Goddess Themes and Symbols in the Music of Gloria Trevi.” The University of Texas at Austin. Austin, Texas. April 19, 2017.
- Research interests include new and digital media studies, online communities and networked publics, Internet cultures, self-presentation in online space, and race, gender, and sexuality studies.
- My current research project examines the men of color who participate in the online communities of the manosphere (men’s rights activists, pick-up artists, incels, etc.).
Departmental and University Service
- Camp Alba Assistant Counselor 2019. Camp Alba is a summer camp organized by Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. It is designed to show middle school students what opportunities are available at a public university such as UT Austin and what majoring in ethnic studies can offer.
Training and Community Service
- 40-Hour Core Advocate Training, An Office of the Attorney General-Certified Sexual Assault Training Program. SAFE. Austin, TX. June 2019.